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Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south.

The first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road in 1763. It was named for King George of England.

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  • 1763 - The first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road in 1763. It was named for King George of England.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ florida.html

  • 1803 - United States claimed West Florida and Pensacola as part of Louisiana Purchase

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm

  • 1821 - Andrew Jackson's successes in Indian wars bring Florida to the United States

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1836 - Seminole War begins in Florida, as Indians protest forced removal.

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1845 - Florida became 27th state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm

  • 1861 - January 10 – American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 10, 1861

  • News 1871 - The moss business in Florida is assuming profitable proportions.
    The article is procured in the forests, cured, packed, and forwarded to the North.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 17, 1871

  • 1878 - Tourism began at Silver Spring, Hullam Jones invented glass-bottom boat

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm

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    Murray & Lanman's Florida Water
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  •  Florida, USA
    Murray & Lanman's Florida Water

    To the rich and to the poor,
    To all people of taste,
    at home,
    on ship board,
    at the seaside,
    in the mountains.

    No article will afford so much pleasure or contribute so largely to comfort as Murray &... Read MORE...

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  • 1894 - December 29 - A severe freeze hit Florida destroying fruit and causing considerable damage to trees.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1895 - Florida
    Florida, flor'e-dû (Sp. pron. flo-ree'Dā), the southeasternmost state of the American Union, consisting mainly of a peninsula, which, with the opposit...Read MORE...


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    Zephyrhills, Pasco, Florida, USA
    Postcard
  • 1914 - First U.S. scheduled airline service flight from St. Petersburg to Tampa occurred

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm

  • News 1923 - January 1–7 – Rosewood massacre, a violent, racially motivated conflict in Florida. At least eight people are killed, and the town of Rosewood is abandoned and destroyed.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 7, 1923

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    Main Street looking East, Sarasota, Florida
    Postcard
  • 1947 - Everglades National Park dedicated by President Truman

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm

  • 1950 - Cape Canaveral became space and rocket center; frozen juice concentrate became major industry

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm

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    Aerial View of Pensacola
    Navy Planes over Pensacola, Fla.
    Postcard
  • February 2, 1952 - The only tropical storm of record to hit the U.S. in February moved out of the Gulf of Mexico and across southern Florida. It produced 60 mph winds, and two to four inches of rain. (2nd-3rd)

    The Weather Channel

  • 1954 - March 6 - Florida received its greatest modern-day snowfall of record, with 4.0 inches at the Milton Experimental Station. Pensacola FL equaled their 24-hour record with 2.1 inches of snow.

    The Weather Channel

  • 1972 - Hurricane Agnes
    June 19 - By now upgraded to a hurricane, Agnes hits the Florida Panhandle and spawns a record number of 28 tornadoes over the next two days.
    www.washingtonian.com



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Murray & Lanman's Florida Water
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Murray & Lanman's Florida Water

To the rich and to the poor,
To all people of taste,
at home,
on ship board,
at the seaside,
in the mountains.

No article will afford so much pleasure or contribute so largely to comfort as Murray &... Read MORE...

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Zephyrhills, Pasco, Florida, USA
Postcard



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Main Street looking East, Sarasota, Florida
Postcard

Florida, USA
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Aerial View of Pensacola
Navy Planes over Pensacola, Fla.
Postcard
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History and News of Florida, USA

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  • 1763 - The first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road in 1763. It was named for King George of England.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ florida.html
  • 1803 - United States claimed West Florida and Pensacola as part of Louisiana Purchase

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm
  • 1821 - Andrew Jackson's successes in Indian wars bring Florida to the United States

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1836 - Seminole War begins in Florida, as Indians protest forced removal.

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1845 - Florida became 27th state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm
  • 1861 - January 10 – American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 10, 1861
  • News  1871 - The moss business in Florida is assuming profitable proportions.
    The article is procured in the forests, cured, packed, and forwarded to the North. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 17, 1871
  • 1878 - Tourism began at Silver Spring, Hullam Jones invented glass-bottom boat

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm
  • 1894 - December 29 - A severe freeze hit Florida destroying fruit and causing considerable damage to trees.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1895 - Florida
    Florida, flor'e-dû (Sp. pron. flo-ree'Dā), the southeasternmost state of the American Union, consisting mainly of a peninsula, which, with the... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - First U.S. scheduled airline service flight from St. Petersburg to Tampa occurred

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm
  • News  1923 - January 1–7 – Rosewood massacre, a violent, racially motivated conflict in Florida. At least eight people are killed, and the town of Rosewood is abandoned and destroyed.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 7, 1923
  • 1947 - Everglades National Park dedicated by President Truman

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm
  • 1950 - Cape Canaveral became space and rocket center; frozen juice concentrate became major industry

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ fltimeln.htm
  • February 2, 1952 - The only tropical storm of record to hit the U.S. in February moved out of the Gulf of Mexico and across southern Florida. It produced 60 mph winds, and two to four inches of rain. (2nd-3rd)

    The Weather Channel
  • 1954 - March 6 - Florida received its greatest modern-day snowfall of record, with 4.0 inches at the Milton Experimental Station. Pensacola FL equaled their 24-hour record with 2.1 inches of snow.

    The Weather Channel
  • 1972 - Hurricane Agnes
    June 19 - By now upgraded to a hurricane, Agnes hits the Florida Panhandle and spawns a record number of 28 tornadoes over the next two days.
    www.washingtonian.com

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